Bob Elliott — who currently represents Manteca south of Yosemite Avenue as well as Tracy and Mountain House on the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors — is seeking election to the California State Senate in 2020.
The Fifth District supervisor is running for the east currently held by Cathleen Galgiani who is being termed out.
Elliott graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in the top 5% of his class, and later earned a Master of Arts degree in National Security Affairs. He served 30 years in the U.S. Army, and retired as a Colonel, U.S. Army Special Forces (the Green Berets).
Now serving in his second term on the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors, Elliott has balanced the county budget and increased law enforcement funding – all without raising taxes.
By keeping fees low, streamlining regulations, and collaborating with Valley business leaders and fellow supervisors, Elliott has helped add nearly 10,000 new jobs to the county.
During his tenure San Joaquin County has added 166 positions to the county’s law and justice system, including additional Sheriff’s deputies and prosecutors.
Elliott has also fought to protect the Delta and stop local water from being shipped to Southern California.
Elliott said that his priorities in the State Senate would be “continuing his efforts to strengthen the Valley economy, protecting neighborhoods from crime, fighting government waste through fiscal responsibility, protecting Valley water supplies, and improving educational opportunities.”
Elliott and his wife Debbie have three daughters: Judy, Kathie and Erika.
Elliott’s endorsements include Assemblyman Heath Flora, former Assemblyman Bill Berryhill, San Joaquin County Supervisors Tom Patti and Miguel Villapudua, Stanislaus County Supervisors Jim DeMartini and Kristin Olsen, former Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson and many more.
Elliott reported having over $220,000 in his State Senate account in his last campaign filing.